How To Defeat Gulltoppr And Heimdall In God Of War: Ragnarok

Among the significant bosses in God of War: Ragnarok, Heimdall is the one that rides a creature known as Gulltoppr....

Among the significant bosses in God of War: Ragnarok, Heimdall is the one that rides a creature known as Gulltoppr. You will encounter Heimdall while going through the Creatures of Prophecy chapter, as the 13th chapter will have you face Heimdall alone as Freya will go somewhere else.

Once you have taken down Gulltoppr, you will have to fight Heimdall twice. Heimdall is one of the strongest characters in the game, and he’s also known as the god of foresight.

Knowing all about Heimdall is crucial to improve your chances of winning the combat.

This guide will explain the abilities and moves of Heimdall in both fighting phases and provides you with the tricks to ensure swift victory for you.

Where to find Heimdall and Gulltoppr

You will encounter Heimdall and Gulltoppr in the northern section of Vanaheim. This two-part boss fight takes place during the Creatures of Prophecy quest where you will be freeing Freyr.

To face Heimdall, you will first have to defeat Gulltoppr.

Best strategy to defeat Gulltoppr

The first and utmost thing to do before the start of the fight is to get frost on your Leviathan Axe. This will reduce the mobility of Gulltoppr, making it easy for you to land your attacks and move away from their attacks.

The thrashing ability makes the creature vulnerable. You can use your shield to stop him during his charge and land a combo of attacks to deal maximum damage. Additionally, use ranged attacks to deal damage when Gulltoppr is at a distance trying to get ready to charge against you.

Do not rush toward Gulltoppr, and let him come toward you. Use sideways dodges to make openings for the landing combo of melee attacks. Stay alert as the Bifrost attacks come from Heimdall, so keep your eyes on both enemies.

Best strategy to defeat Heimdall

Heimdall is designed to be only defeated using the Draupnir Spear. You will have already unlocked the weapon by completing Forging Destiny beforehand.

Most of this fight will involve you throwing spears at Heimdall before detonating them. The trick is to have spears in place on the ground where Heimdall is going to move to. When he gets close, detonate the spears.

As you detonate the spears, Heimdall will get stunned for a brief period. Keep these attacks on and break the guard of Heimdall and move into phase 2 of the fight.

You should dodge the Bifrost sword slam but not get much away from him. As he performs his attack, Heimdall becomes vulnerable, and that’s your chance to land a perfect combo of melee attacks. The same vulnerability is seen when Heimdall goes for the stabbing attack.

You must always try to dodge the Realm Shift attacks from Heimdall and ensure that you are dodging sideways. This will open an attacking opportunity and protect you from the fast melee attacks followed by the Realm Shift ability.

Once you defeat Heimdall in the second phase, you will have to fight him again in Phase 3, as he grows back his arms and performs more fast attacks.

The main essence of the fight remains the same. You just have to protect yourself using blocks and dodge the incoming attacks of Heimdall. Do take advantage of his vulnerability as he becomes during the usage of different abilities. Parrying his melee attacks opens the window for you to low-land heavy Runic Attacks. Take full advantage of such situations.

Keep protecting yourself, and combine it with your melee attacks to get done with Heimdall.

Gulltoppr’s and Heimdall’s rewards and loot

  • 3000x Kratos XP
  • 3x Beast Bone
  • Nine Realms Emblem (Amulet Enchantment)
  • Hilt of Hofud
  • Comeuppance trophy/achievement
  • Lore Entry (Codex)
Avatar photo

Ali is a passionate RPG gamer. He believes that western RPGs still have a lot to learn from JRPGs. He is editor-in-chief at but that doesn't stop him from writing about his favorite video ...